Romney, Santorum, Gingrinch, and Paul Are All About the Whites

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​Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell rates the racist credentials of the Republican Party presidential nominees.

What happened to the party of Abraham Lincoln? There was a time when Republicans stood up for African-Americans. But the quartet of leading contenders for the party's presidential nomination have engaged in some pretty disgusting racist behavior that demonstrates the GOP doesn't like black people.

Long before he was the presumed frontrunner for the White House and Massachusetts' governor, Mitt Romney was actively spreading his Mormon faith. At the time, church leaders preached that dark skin was a curse from God. Between 1966 and 1968, Romney was a missionary in France. He believed and taught that God was so displeased with "spirit children" who remained neutral in the war against Lucifer that he turned their skin black.

Then you have Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who think it is OK to pick on African-Americans on welfare. When Gingrich was recently on MSNBC's Meet the Press, the Republican candidate insulted black people by claiming Barack Obama is "the most successful food stamp president in American history." During a campaign stop in Sioux City days before the Iowa primary, Santorum singled out African-Americans as welfare recipients before a mostly white audience.

I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money," Santorum said. It might come as a shock to Newt and Rick, but 39 percent of welfare recipients are white and 17 percent are Hispanic. Stop accepting the stereotype that poor black folks are always looking for a government handout, you mindless wonders.

The fourth candidate, Ron Paul, reminds me of Adolf Hitler. Paul believes that Lincoln should never have gone to war to end slavery. When veteran national news anchor Tim Russert confronted Paul about his statements, the former Texas congressman stuck to his guns. He actually wants people to believe that the federal government might have avoided the Civil War if it had bought all the slaves from the South and then freed them. Paul claims the conflict is the reason "hatred" among blacks and whites "lingered for 100 years," casually ignoring the fact that plantation owners believed they had a constitutional right to own blacks like farm animals. Selling their slaves would not have changed that mentality.

As president, Paul would put chains on all the black people in this country and send the people of Latino descent back to the places they came from, whether they were born in the United States or not. If he gets elected, I'm moving my family to the Bahamas.

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Jeffersonian527
Jeffersonian527

.No I am a GOP'r and it's you I do not like. Your a Race baiter and what you do not realize is you are doing the blacks in America a serious disservice, You are writing checks they cannot cash and it will be blood you Sharpton, and Jessie along with your idiot army of pansy panthers. When was the last time you saw 1 million whites rioting? You have not in your lifetime, it will not be pretty. I will leave you with a great wisdom my grandfather gave to me "There is nothing like a patient mans fury" So be careful what you wish for you just might get it.

501st
501st

LOL...Is this guy a comedian in Florida? He clearly doesn't know anything about Ron Paul, or the NAACP President being friends with Ron Paul for over 20 years, and on and on. I think we have a Ra cists journalist here...

Patricia Coulter
Patricia Coulter

Start packing your bags now then, Luther. Seriously. Ron Paul is the best hope this country has to actually DO what Obama SAID he was going to do, and that is, bring CHANGE and DOWNSIZING to Washington.You know what amazes me? That no one is talking about the Republican's, fed up with their party and government as a whole, crossed party lines and voted Obama into office. Listen up, GOP, Ron Paul 2012! (or I'm voting for Obama again!)

Christopher Brao
Christopher Brao

This is exactly why you'll never be a mayor. Ignorant race baiting BS like this. Shame on you for your lies. When you think racist, I think you need to look in a mirror.

disregardthisarticleisuckcocks
disregardthisarticleisuckcocks

cant believe this dipshit thought itd be a good idea to spew this bullshit to the internet hate machine.fucking moron...I lUVZ MAH GUHMENT CHEEEEZE

Eric Faden
Eric Faden

Luther, the best thing i can say to sum up this entire piece of journalism is: the dumbest, most ill-informed, biased, hateful, slandering piece of garbage bullshit propaganda on the internet. Congratulations.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Obviously the author of this article does not know anything about Abraham Lincoln.  He was NOT for freeing the slaves, in fact one of his most famous quotes was that if he could have ended the war without freeing a single slave, he would have preferred to do that.  Way to be a numb skull.  You are a treasonous piece of shit, and much like the propagandists in Hitler's campaign, someday YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

NEWTIMESSUCKSMYDICK
NEWTIMESSUCKSMYDICK

Commi Pinko Rag FU NEWTIMES AND YOUR FKN HATE FOR RATINGS NEWS DRIBLE. FUK YU BIG TIME HEY FOLKS THIER FRONT PAGE NEWS STORY ABOUT THE SUBMARINE IS RUN BY SCAMMERS AND THEY DELITED MY POST YESTERDAY WHEN I CALLED THEM OUT ON THE FACTS FUK YU FUK YU FUK YU FUK YU

JEEP443
JEEP443

LUKE!!!!!!! THE TYPICAL NEGRO!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S WHITEYS FAULT FO ME BEING PO AND BLACK!!!!!!!

Cathy
Cathy

Ignorance. I thought you were more intelligent and knowledgeable than this Luther. Seriously. DO your homework on Ron Paul. He's the only candidate looking out for the rights of us minorities. Ron Paul calls Martin Luther King, Jr. one of his heroes. He helped an interracial couple when they were ignored http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.... Paul says:

"True racism in this country is in the judicial system," Paul said, "the percentage of people who use drugs are about the same with blacks and whites. And yet the blacks are arrested way disproportionately." "They're prosecuted and imprisoned way disproportionately," he continued, "they get the death penalty way disproportionately. How many times have you seen a white rich person get the electric chair or get, you know, execution?"

msbpodcast
msbpodcast

Repubes or democraps, our politicians are equipped with the morals of gutter cats.

The problem with republics is the same as with monarchies. After a while, the noble intentions at the start are as dead as the noble individuals which founded the kingdom or the republic. (The methods of creation for either are equally bloody.)

If we want a representative government, we’ll have to RE-create it. (There were no parties in 1776.)

If we want smaller government, we'll have to take out the incentives for its growth too.

We've become a government

• OF the thousandaires (the 99%, that would be me and thee,)

• BY the millionaires (the 1%, that would be the extremely insular privileged overlords and bosses,)

• FOR the billionaires (the 12,400 individuals identified by the IRS as the people who count (though they don't really count as they hire some thousandaires to run machines to do that.)

The first thing we do is change from an ELECTED to a SELECTED form of government.

Pick names at random out an eligible citizen pool and they’re stuck with doing the job for one, and only one, four year term.

There could/should/would be no such thing as a career in politics. (The only thing worse than getting stuck with somebody who didn’t want the job is getting stuck with some idiot who did, figuring it was going to lift him a few rungs up the social/economic ladder.)

JackHalliw433
JackHalliw433

Are you really employed? What kind of moron would pay money for this half added attempt at propaganda. Obamahas done more to hurt African Americans than virtually any president, primarily proving that affirmative action can affirm the least qualified president in history. We all suffer for his ignorance and this column's author' ignorance.

realityman
realityman

Can America not see where all this is leading? I think the country is in DEEP DOO-DOO! First there was SLAVERY, outlawed in WESTERN CHRISTIAN CULTURE since Roman Empire times, and Roman slavery generally involved only white Europeans; so when slavery ended the economical natural branding of dark skin was not available to locate runaway slaves. The other big western hemisphere slave country, Brazil, was smarter. They tried to get rid of the "evidence" by "bleaching out" the black population. America went in the other direction and strove mightily to "preserve" the evidence, i.e., preventing Black-White mixing. Now they're "stuck" with the well-preserved evidence, i.e., a larged unmixed black population. And thanks to the notorious "one-drop" rule and mixtures in existence and that occur in the future automatically fall into the Black column. It doesn't take much math to see that without the mestizo effect of Latin America, the "colored" (read "Black") population of America will before long expand and may even include Asian and Hispanic groups. all of this because, despite all of this history, white America continues to deal in tokens and not fully embrace an  entirely NEW DEAL for black America.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

I'll be around. Where there's a rich white guy in need of another tax break, I'll be there. Wherever there's a brain dead woman in need of expensive life support her husband doesn't want, I'll be there. Wherever there's a country that needs invading for reasons that don't quite pan out, I'll be there.

Rush Limbaugh:

locknsleep
locknsleep

i should have read Phil Hazlitt's posts before posting mine.  he covered the same points.  My bad.  

people need to find out about the man's policies and don't just get stuck on things the media tries to use as negatives against him.  do the research on the candidates - including he's said one thing and done another.

locknsleep
locknsleep

i'm 100% Puerto Rican, graduated from Miami Central in '97, produced a hip hop show for a few years, - so yeah I'm not exactly Ron Paul's normal constituent, but i've voted for that man in '08 and will again this year if I have the chance.  his policies would help people of color.  wants to get rid of the income tax.  wants to get rid of all the tons of permits and paperwork making it hard for regular people to start small businesses. wants to end the war on drugs and included with that free all non violent drug offenders that are in the jails now.  and wants to get the government out of higher education and medicine so people don't just keep raising prices for both cause they know the gov is going to subsidize the cost - making it easier for people to pay for both without having to get crazy loans or just go without health insurance all together cause its too much.  also reminds us that inflation isn't automatic or necessary.  can have sound money that gets more for your buck.  all these things help everyone but are of greater help to people of color percentage wise than to other groups.  

and the civil war didn't make former slave owners think they didn't have the right to own slaves.  they still felt that way.  i don't know if Ron Paul's way would have worked for the US.  It worked for England, I believe, but that was a different scenario.  But could have been a good option to explore hindsight being 20-20. still not sure the slave owners would have gone for that.  plus have to ask the question of how would the government pay for them and how would the cost be decided and a million other logistical questions.

and you gotta respect a dude who goes to a debate in miami and says he's against the embargo.  the man sticks to his guns even when its not the popular view - for a politician there ain't too much more you can ask considering they will say whatever the crowd wants to hear 9 times out of 10.

Bart Altman II
Bart Altman II

I think I just vomited in my mouth.  What a heap of junk, so glad I just wasted 2 minutes of my life to read this drivel.  Why is this guy even published, what a joke.

Cassidy
Cassidy

OMG, what a wild party that was back in slave days in the New World, from the South to the Islands, where masters had all the black women (and girls!) for their pleasure!!  I don't agree with anything harsh, but I must say, having a bunch of women around that you can just bend over and do is, ahhhh, heaven on earth!

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

Luke, you simple minded fool. You have bought into the liberal ideology that republicans hate white people and democrats are the party of the people. Hate to break it to you, but Obama is the food stamp president. It is a fact that more people have needed government assistance under Obama then ever before. He wants to make you poor so he can control every thing you do. Its like living with your parents. I give you food and shelter so I will tell you how to live. The GOP likes independence and self reliance. The GOP did have a black candidate and was executed by the media and yourself. Apparently he was not black enough. Get over the racial argument buddy. The president is black and he phucking stuff up. That doesnt make me a racist for saying that because Bush phucked stuff up too. Time to grow up and get educated.

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

Please do not wait for Paul to get elected. Move with your family now!

Gabrielotk
Gabrielotk

The New Times used to be on of my favorite publications until recent years. Uncle Luke is part of the downturn of this newspaper.

I dislike most of the current republicans but I simply can't agree with Luke. Do some research before you publish ridiculous statements. Ron Paul is actually quite far from racist and has done much to push the arguement that the Federal Drug laws are themselves biased to minorities.

You are a moron.

Ron Paul or bust
Ron Paul or bust

You are truly ignorant Luke. I can't wait for you to move to the Bahamas. 

Irvin Daphnis, Esq.
Irvin Daphnis, Esq.

This is another example, as was the case of the teacher sending the elementary school math problem as a slave hypo recently of the consistency of the 'voices at the bottom of the well' having to speak out against so-called leaders? Vying for the nations' top position and few if any, media outlets are saying anthing. The more things seem to change the more they seem to change. Luke, I appreciate this article and believe that politics is local; if Black people in South Florida could unite it would change the world. Picture African Americans, Haitians, Jamaicans, Black Latinos and all the other island's of the Caribbean represented in South Florida unified behind anything!? The pathetic political pundits would pale in comparison to the power and possibilities!

Phil Hazlitt
Phil Hazlitt

Let's keep this going. 

Ron Paul is a strong advocate of states rights (the 10th Amendment).

If Ron Paul is like Hitler, Hitler must have loved states rights...

----From Mein KampfThe National Socialists, moreover, would totally eliminate states' rights altogether: "Since for us the state as such is only a form, but the essential is its content, the nation, the people, it is clear that everything else must be subordinated to its sovereign interests. In particular we cannot grant to any individual state within the nation and the state representing it state sovereignty and sovereignty in point of political power" (p. 575).

Whoops.

I'm glad the Miami New Times grants Luke the research time he needs to make his intellectual claims. Lincoln on the domestic institution of slavery:from FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS --"I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that I had made this and many similar declarations and had never recanted them; and more than this, they placed in the platform for my acceptance, and as a law to themselves and to me, the clear and emphatic resolution which I now read:Resolved, That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend; and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes."

In 1862 he invited a group of free black men into the White House to request that they lead by example and leave the country. Lincoln then informed them that, at his request, a sum of money had been appropriated by Congress, 

"for the purpose of aiding the colonization in some country of the people, or portion of them, of African descent . . ."

"You and we are different races," Lincoln observed. "We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races . . . . This physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both" and "affords a reason at least why we should be separated . . . . It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated."

Lincoln then made his sales pitch for Liberia: "The colony of Liberia has been in existence a long time. In a certain sense it is a success. The old President of Liberia, Roberts, has just been with me — the first time I ever saw him. He says they have within the bounds of that colony between 300,000 and 400,000 people . . . . They are not all American [black] colonists, or their descendants. Something less than 12,000 have been sent hither from this country. Many of the original settlers have died, yet, like people elsewhere, their offspring outnumber those deceased."

What an offer: Most of you will probably die, but you can be comforted in the fact that in say, fifty years, your descendants will outnumber the few of you who survive. 

Frederick Douglass had nothing but scorn for Lincoln's colonization scheme, and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison began denouncing him as "the slave hound from Illinois." 

The leader of the delegation of free blacks, Mr. E.M. Thomas, promised a response to Lincoln's offer, but there is apparently no record of one having been received.

This was not a one-time flight of fancy for Lincoln. He first proposed deporting blacks to Liberia in an 1854 speech in Peoria, Illinois. In his July 6, 1852 eulogy to Henry Clay, delivered in Springfield, Illinois, Lincoln approvingly quoted Clay's statement that "there is a moral fitness in the idea of returning to Africa her children," which would supposedly be "a single blessing to that most unfortunate" region. This statement by Clay was made twenty-five years ago, said Lincoln, but "every succeeding year has added strength to the hope of its realization. May it indeed be realized!" He continued to voice such sentiments well into his presidency.

While commenting on the Dred Scott decision five years later, on June 26, 1857, Lincoln offered one reason why he so favored "colonization": In his opinion, there was "a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people, to the idea of an indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races . . ."

During his administration Lincoln allocated funds to begin a colony in Haiti — another country that was "saved" by the U.S. military in recent years. But businessman Bernard Koch, who was chosen to be the "governor" of the colony, turned out to be a crook who embezzled most of the money. In 1864 Lincoln finally concluded that the Haitian colonization experiment had failed and instructed the War Department to offer to return the Haitian colonists to Washington, D.C.

Lincoln also toyed with the idea of turning all American blacks into Panamanian coal miners. Funds were allocated to purchase land for colonization in Panama, where there were sizeable coal deposits. In the same White House meeting with the free black men, Lincoln stated that, if Liberia was not to their liking, "Room in South America for colonization, can be obtained cheaply, and in abundance . . ."

This would have been a fate much worse than that suffered by the black South African diamond miners under twentieth-century Apartheid; at the time, Panama was a malaria trap and there was virtually no knowledge of antibiotics, sanitation, and germ theory. Most colonists to Panama would surely have perished from disease. The White House delegation of free blacks wisely ignored Lincoln's offer. Lincoln continued to privately plot for colonization until the end of his administration, according to Webb Garrison, even if he didn't make any formal speeches on the topic.

One of the arguments being made by the Washington Post and other media elites who favor U.S. military intervention in Liberia is that the U.S. has a "special relationship" with that country. This is true but the media, as usual, are largely ignorant of just what that relationship was. 

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

And Uncle Luke is all about being an idiot.  Congrats.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

I thought we weren't doing Hitler comparisons anymore.

Luke - get a life!
Luke - get a life!

Leave it up to the black guy to whine about how the GOP candidates aren't looking out just for blacks. Luke - get a life. You're a whiny bitch who continues to spew racist propaganda week after week, and can't accept the fact that things in this country no longer revolve around the "black vs. white" argument, whatever the fuck that was. 

Tom Stedham
Tom Stedham

Luke,As always, you are a racist idiot. Ron Paul does not want to enslave black people, or deport people for being of Latino descent.I'm even more of a supporter of Ron Paul now, if his victory will result in you leaving the US, and hopefully losing your stupid column.

DanJ
DanJ

Your article clearly shows your level of ignorance with respect to everything that is going on in this world. I really hope other people who read this article can see your idiocy.

Miami New Times.. Check your shit

Phil Hazlitt
Phil Hazlitt

Ron Paul wants to end the drug war. He's the only candidate, Obama included, who speaks on behalf of minorities who are disproportionately arrested, tried, and convicted for victimless crimes. Luke says a lot of shit.‎"What happened to the party of Abraham Lincoln? There was a time when Republicans stood up for African-Americans."

Leader of the Illinois Colonization Society, Lincoln wanted to deport all African slaves who, in his words, were not necessary in America. Luke is complaining about the fact that Paul's idea of buying the slaves freedom was racist?? Every other country did that. Is Canada akin to Adolph Hitler? Imagine all the lives that were lost on both sides of that war--600,000+. Paul is anti-war, how is that like Hitler? 

"Selling their slaves would not have changed that mentality."

Neither did using the State to free them. But that's not the point. The point is, BECAUSE neither way could change the mentality, what was the best course of action: freeing the slaves or killing 600,000+ people? 

"As president, Paul would put chains on all the black people in this country and send the people of Latino descent back to the places they came from."

Not true. Paul would RELEASE non-violent drug offenders from prison--and according to statistics, that is mostly minorities. 

Luke, you are so off base it's not even funny. 

Pls Stop
Pls Stop

Stop publishing this ignorant bullshit.

Your comments on Gingrich and Paul are incredibly off base and misleading. Gingrich never mentioned black people (you did - RACIST! MORALIST OUTRAGE!), and let me check if Paul has ever mentioned his intentions to chain black people... Nope. Never happened.

Shut the fuck up, and go away.

Christopher Brao
Christopher Brao

If it's not black, Luke doesn't care. He's one of the biggest racists out there.

locknsleep
locknsleep

the history that ain't taught about Lincoln, slavery and his views of black people.

501st
501st

Crazy people always play the Hitler card....its all they can do.

Cjoe13
Cjoe13

I walk through my city everyday and see black people walking into office buildings everyday, you yourself Luke have this armchair job at the Times that earns you a pretty penny for attempting to be a journalist. Why can't you see that the lazy SOBs "stuck" in the projects are milking the system the Dems put in place. They have no intention of getting off welfare or unemployment or food stamps because they can make a better living, no thanks to their life choices with education and self improvment (trade skills), off the system than they can working. It is of no fault but their own. Are there people of all colors in impoverished areas looking for assistance so that they may one day get out of these areas. Sure, but as they say the Bad Apples spoil the bunch. Get a life dude the race-baiting in the media is the real reason racial tensions are as high as they are. You are limited by your own ambition in this country. Those at the bottom do have to work harder to reach the top than those already there, but life isn't fair. We all have EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, not a guarantee, to be financially successful Luke. Get over it and yourself the GOP isnt that party holding your people down.

Luke - get a life!
Luke - get a life!

Actually, why don't you do us all a favor and move to the Bahamas right now! :)

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Ron Paul has some good ideas, but, if he had his way, all welfare would end and the poor and elderly would be out on the street with no home, no food and no medical care.  NOT good for America!  America will be at its best when the least among us have their basic needs met (at least)!

Cjoe13
Cjoe13

America will be at its best when the least among us know what a hard days work is. And not when we just give them what they need. In no other time in history have we given so much to the poor and in no other time in history has the economy been so bad for so long for such a stupid reason. If the banks hadn't been regulated into giving people bigger loans than they had a hope of paying back, and then knowing they wouldn't get paid back packaged them as securities which when the housing bubble burst so did wall street which was hip deep in the securities. But it all started when they were forced under threat of legal action to give out loans to under qualified individuals, and to save you the time of any race creed or color, who wouldn't be able to make such a payment.

So again America will regain economic power when we stop giving things to individuals who dont earn them. Even by doing something as simple as staying drug free (with testing), or actively seeking a job (have a form for them to be able to turn into state unEmp. agencies).

Phil Hazlitt
Phil Hazlitt

Midwest, that is not exactly true.  Let me provide some information.

For example, if Ron Paul was elected President, the first thing he would do is secure Social Security, Medicare, and block grant medicaid to the states.

By secure, I mean that he would prevent raiding of the funds from congress which treats it like a slush fund--replacing dollars with I.O.U.'s.

Secondly, he has pledged to HONOR those who have been promised to receive aid.  Throwing people out on the street lacks compassion and threatens lives.  He would not just turn medicare and social security off.  Again, that would be heartless.

In addition, due to the fact that these funds are lacking money, and paying out more than they are taking in, Paul has proposed to use funds typically apportioned to the military industrial complex and foreign aid, and use it to tide over people who are dependent.  This is a "take care of Americans first" attitude.  

Paul stands against foreign aid to dictators and often says, "Foreign aid is taking from the poor in rich countries and giving to the rich in poor countries."

Where Paul differs on the idea of medicare and social security is his idea of transition.  Technically, Paul has proposed the idea for people under 25 years of age to OPT OUT.  

For example, if you were 24, you would continue to pay a flat 10% income tax, but you would receive absolutely no entitlement benefits and couldn't ask the government for anything down the line.  This is treating it like the insurance plan the government promises it will be.  Remember, the point of insurance is to hedge the risk estimated to exist by an individual.  

Cjoe13
Cjoe13

I dont condemn you for it at all mid west that is the purpose of the program using it until you can get back to a point where you dont need it. The poor can get a lot of various jobs. Fast Food, Retail grocery, Retail department stores. There are sales, service, and custodial duties at any of these respectable companies, and they pay between 15-25k depending on the pay scale (hourly, salary, commission). The problem is like here in NC someone making 50k (salary only) after paying all legal taxes due (sales, gas, income state and fed, et al) nets about $35k. but someone making 17-18k and choosing any assistance and all assistance programs available can make 32k per year. So tell me what the incentive is to educate yourself (assuming you dont want to me a millionare) if you can make just as much the lazy way as you can working at a 9-5 mid level worker spot? There isnt one and therein lies the problem with "the system".

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Most people would rather work than be on welfare.  I am not saying ALL, but MOST.  Exactly WHAT jobs are you recommending that the poor get?  I have worked all of my life but when my second child was born, and her father completely bailed (because I wouldn't get an abortion) I used Medicaid for about 3 months.  That is the only time. So condemn me for it!

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